US Foreign and National Security Policy (USSC6903)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit will provide a sophisticated understanding of the making of American foreign and national security policy from "inside the beltway." As a democratic country, the process of its foreign policy making has more domestic influences and pressures than many other countries. This unit provides students with a detailed understanding of the domestic, societal and international sources of American foreign policy, including the roles of: individuals, the bureaucracy, the NSC and interagency process, lobby groups, Congress, public opinion, the media, parties and partisanship, think tanks, presidential doctrines, US political culture and discourse, and more.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Executive Master of Public Administration
- Graduate Certificate in International Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
- Graduate Certificate in US Studies
- Graduate Diploma in International Relations
- Graduate Diploma in International Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Public Administration
- Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
- Graduate Diploma in US Studies
- Master of International Relations
- Master of International Security
- Master of International Studies
- Master of Peace and Conflict Studies
- Master of Public Administration
- Master of Public Policy
- Master of US Studies
Further unit of study information
class participation 10%; reading response paper 30%; Essay proposal 20%; Research Essay 40%.
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Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.